Personal Pronouns

Personal pronouns are pronouns that take the place of common and proper nouns and refer to people and things. Essentially, they “stand in” for people and things when you want to make sure you are not repeating yourself by having to rename people and things all the time. Let’s look at an example.

My brother is staying up late to watch a “Walking Dead” marathon. He is going to have nightmares!

In this example, the author doesn’t have to repeat my brother, thanks to the personal pronoun he.

Personal pronouns can be singular and plural, and there are first, second, and third person personal pronouns.

Personal (Definite) Pronouns

Singular Plural
First Person  I, me  we, us
Second Person  you  you
Third Person  she, her, he, him, it  they, them

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